The participants of the blockade of the railway communication with the Donbas harm to the Ukrainian state. The termination of coal supply have resulted in problems with the supply of a number of cities, including Kiev, Petro Poroshenko. He immediately ordered to start modernization of Ukrainian thermal power plants in the future to abandon coal anthracite. However, in order to implement this programme, Kiev will once again go into debt.
Ukraine introduced a state of emergency in the energy sector. The power station switching to manual control mode. Possible rolling blackouts. The reason — acute shortage of coal of the anthracite, which operates most of CHP. Before the fuel purchased in the Donbas. But on the way of trains stood radicals. The blockade lasted almost a month, reports «TV Center».
The load will redistribute to the nuclear plant, which will have to give more energy due to constant switching of the units. Experts believe that such maneuvers on the outdated Ukrainian equipment can lead to disaster of Chernobyl scale. But the energy implications Kiev is less concerned than economic.
«Because of the blockade of coal supplies threatened that no fuel can stay Sumy, Kramatorsk, left Bank of Kiev and other cities. The Ukrainian steel industry, if the blockade is not stopped and the organizers don’t lead her on, so to speak, the design capacity, may be up to 300 thousand jobs. The state will lose up to two billion of foreign exchange earnings, with implications for the hryvnia,» — said the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.
Against the blockade of Donbass and the opposition and the government. Talking about the security aspect of the problem. Upon blocking of the railway has opened a criminal case. In response, the radicals are calling on their supporters to arm themselves, promise to give back the security forces and threatened to seize control of the country’s power.
Ukraine is facing the threat of an energy and economic crisis on the one hand and political on the other. Poroshenko has to maneuver and soften the rhetoric. According to the President, in the Donbas are Ukrainian citizens and enterprises, and agree with them will be political and diplomatic methods. But to limit the turnover is still necessary.
«We agreed again to revise and limit the list of goods allowed to be transported through the line of collision. We remain extremely limited and very limited economic relations. This is not trade with the invaders, this cooperation with enterprises, who, being in the occupied territory, were able to stay in the legal field of Ukraine», — said Poroshenko.
Ukraine made the list of prohibited goods for import on Donbass materials and radios. In addition, Poroshenko instructed to immediately start the modernization of the Ukrainian thermal power plants in the future to abandon coal anthracite. However, in order to implement this programme, Kiev will once again go into debt. The loans will provide Poland and China.
Nikita Vasilyev. «TV Center».